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Town of Dighton History and Resources
 
Dighton, the geographic center of Bristol County, is also a rural economic center. It is the location of the Bristol County Agricultural High School and of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. It is a mixture of suburban and rural settings with a strong industrial presence. The town offers an excellent educational delivery system from its regional K-12 school district. Dighton, which was named in honor of a woman, Frances
Dighton Williams, was founded in 1712 as the southern precinct of the Town of Taunton and retains close regional ties with Fall River, Providence, Rhode Island, and Taunton. 

Narrative supplied by community.
 
Dighton Public Library Federal Census, 1850, Dighton
Federal Census, 1790, Dighton Historic Maps Covering Dighton